Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of significant accounting policies

Summary of significant accounting policies
6 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of significant accounting policies

Note 3. Summary of significant accounting policies


Basis of presentation


The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the issuance of these financial statements. Operating results for the six months ended December 31, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 30, 2018 or any future interim period. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 20, 2017 (the “2017 Annual Report”). 


Principles of Consolidation


The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Akoustis, Inc. and Akoustis Manufacturing New York, Inc. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Revised Prior Period Amounts


The Company identified and recorded an out-of-period adjustment related to stock-based compensation that should have been recorded in the year ended June 30, 2017. The adjustment was reflected as a $725,000 increase in additional paid in capital and corresponding increase in accumulated deficit. Tabular summaries of the revisions are presented below:



Consolidated Balance Sheet

June 30, 2017

    Previously Reported     Revisions     Revised Reported  
Additional paid in capital   $ 30,774,885     $ 725,004     $ 31,499,889  
Accumulated deficit     (15,783,053 )     (725,004 )     (16,508,057 )



Consolidated Statement of Operations

Year ended June 30, 2017

    Previously Reported     Revisions     Revised Reported  
Net loss   $ (9,108,240 )   $ (725,004 )   $ (9,833,244 )
Net loss per ordinary share:                        
     Basic   $ (0.54 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.58 )


The Company analyzed the revisions under SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108 and determined that the revisions are immaterial on a quantitative and qualitative basis and that it is probable that the judgment of a reasonable person relying upon the financial statements would not have been changed or influenced by the inclusion or correction of the items in the year ended June 30, 2017. Therefore, amendment of the 2017 Annual Report is not considered necessary. However, if the adjustments to correct the errors were recorded in the first quarter of 2018, the Company believes the impact would have been significant to the first quarter and would impact comparisons to prior periods. The Company has also revised in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q the previously reported annual consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2017 on Form 10-K for these amounts. The Company will revise comparative prior period amounts prospectively.


Significant Accounting Policies and Estimates


The Company’s significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 3-Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the 2017 Annual Report. Since the date of the 2017 Annual Report, there have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies. The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes thereto. These estimates and assumptions include valuing equity securities and derivative financial instruments issued in financing transactions, deferred taxes and related valuation allowances, contingent real estate liability and the fair values of long lived assets. Actual results could differ from the estimates.


Accounts Receivable


Trade accounts receivable are stated net of allowances for doubtful accounts. Management estimates the allowance for doubtful accounts based on review and analysis of specific customer balances that may not be collectible, customer payment history and any other customer-specific information that may impact ability to collect the receivable. Accounts are considered for write-off when they become past due and when it is determined that the probability of collection is remote. There was no allowance for doubtful accounts at December 31, 2017.


Income Taxes


On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) was signed into law. ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes requires companies to recognize the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on deferred tax assets and liabilities and the retroactive effects of changes in tax laws in the period in which the new legislation is enacted.  The Company’s gross deferred tax assets were revalued based on the reduction in the federal statutory tax rate from 35% to 21%, which will result in a reduction in our effective tax rate from approximately 36.64% to 24.16% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. A corresponding offset has been made to the valuation allowance, and any potential other taxes arising due to the Tax Act will result in reductions to the Company’s net operating loss carryforward and valuation allowance. Deferred tax assets of approximately $9.5 million were revalued to approximately $6.2 million with a corresponding decrease to the Company’s valuation allowance. The Company will continue to analyze the Tax Act to assess its full effects on the Company’s financial results, including disclosures, for the Company’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, but the Company does not expect the Tax Act to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Because the Act became effective mid-way through the Company’s tax year, the Company will have a federal statutory income tax rate of approximately 28% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and will have an approximate 21% statutory income tax rate for fiscal years thereafter.


Loss Per Share


Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is determined using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period, adjusted for the dilutive effect of common stock equivalents. In periods when losses are reported, which is the case for the three and six months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 presented in these condensed consolidated financial statements, the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding excludes common stock equivalents because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.


The Company had the following common stock equivalents at December 31, 2017 and 2016:


    December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016  
Options     1,166,859       160,000  
Warrants     756,809       510,597  
Totals     1,923,668       670,597  


Shares Outstanding


Shares outstanding include shares of restricted stock with respect to which restrictions have not lapsed. Restricted stock included in reportable shares outstanding was 1,023,506 shares and 1,822,055 shares as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Shares of restricted stock are included in the calculation of weighted average shares outstanding.




Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation. The reclassifications did not have an impact on net loss as previously reported.


Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements


In September 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Leases (Topic 840), and Leases (Topic 842). The new standards, among other things, provide additional implementation guidance with respect to Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606 and ASC Topic 842. ASU 2017-13 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new standard, but does not expect it to have a material impact on its implementation strategies or its consolidated financial statements upon adoption.


Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, when adopted, will have a material effect on the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.